There’s little to no known source of Custom software for the Xiaomi flagship. However, it’s younger brother the Xiaomi Mi3 shares the same source code with the bigger guy. Both the devices go by the same name “Cancro” on the developer forums and hence can share the same set of Custom ROMs as well.
Without much ado, let’s give a try to one of the most stable ones that’s currently present on the forums, the XenonHD ROM. Xenon HD 5 is based upon Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s blazing fast and stable as well. The ROM contains plenty of software and battery life improvements over stock Android along with bug fixes and extra stability.
Note that, this is a ROM package and doesn’t contain the Google Apps required to run all those cool Google services on your phone. Hence, you’ll have to flash both the packages one after the other.
Let’s have a look at the pre-requisites to make this thing easier for you:
- Make sure you have backed up all your data, call logs and messages from your phone before we start off.
- You cannot risk the installation to a power drop. Make sure you have at least 50% of charge in your phone.
- Make sure you have a running custom recovery installed on your phone. Either of TWRP/CWM should work perfectly fine.
Now you’ll need the following files for the flashing process:
Done with that, paste both the files into the Root folder of your device’s internal memory and let’s get started with the show!
Steps to flash Revolution HD 5 Android 5.0 Custom ROM on Your Xiaomi Mi4W:
- Boot your phone into the recovery mode from either the UPDATER app’s options menu or by pressing Volume UP+Power button during startup.
Note that while in the recovery mode, you can navigate using the Volume Keys and make a selection using the power button.
- Wipe everything/ Do a Factory Reset from the Recovery menu.
- Goto Advanced>Wipe Dalvik Cache. Note that by completing steps #2 and #3, you ensure that you get a clean install without any memory leakage issues.
- Now go back to the recovery menu and select “Install zip from internal memory” and go through “0/” on the follow up screen and select the ROM file which you placed right here during the pre-requisites.
- Flash the Gapps package in a similar fashion and go back to the Recovery menu.
- Hit “Reboot system now” and allow the system to go through the boot process.
This boot may take a bit longer than usual as the phone tries to finalize your fresh installation over the system and set the variables right.
If you’ve gone through all the steps above in the order they’ve been mentioned, you might well be landing up on the Android Setup Wizard’s welcome screen. In case you haven’t, wipe everything from the recovery and try again. For any further help, drop us a line in the comments section! Happy to Help 🙂